Senator David Vitter, a Louisiana Republican, has demanded a floor vote on his bill to end an exemption that members of Congress and their staffs are slated to get that will make them the only participants in the new Obamacare exchanges to receive generous subsidies from their employer to pay for their health insurance. Angry Senate Democrats have drafted legislation that dredges up a 2007 prostitution scandal involving Vitter. The confrontation is a perfect illustration of just how wide the gulf in attitudes is between the Beltway and the rest of the country — and how viciously Capitol Hill denizens will fight for their privileges.
Democrats REALLY care about the little people in this country....but not quite as much as they care about their special privileges and perks. Why should the rest of the country have to pay through the nose while Congress (they almost all end up rich after serving a few terms) gets subsidies paid by "employers" (That's you, the taxpayer!)? Isn't it time to make Congress live by every damnable law they pass to inflict their will on the American people?